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Mission StatementThe Friends of SDPB support the mission of South Dakota Public Broadcasting through advocacy, leadership, and fundraising responsive to the needs of SDPB and all South Dakotans. 

Values StatementFriends of SDPB will inspire our supporters to sustain SDPB’s vitality and growth as one of country’s premier broadcast networks. 

Vision Statement: Friends of SDPB will link all South Dakotans to SDPB.

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Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists solely to support the mission of SDPB. 

We are governed by a volunteer board of citizens from across the state.

Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting Board of Directors

Katrin Profilet, Sioux Falls - President
Gene Ellenson, Huron - Vice-President
Janet F Hovey-Johnson, Sioux Falls - Secretary 
Josh VanLaecken, Aberdeen - Treasurer
Karen Mortimer, Rapid City - Past President
Julie Overgaard, Vermillion - SDPB Executive Director

Vernon Brown, Sioux Falls
Roberta (Bobbie) Clark, Mitchell
Nick Fischer, Aberdeen
Kara Flynn, Rapid City
Michael Goodroad, Lead
Susan Halter-Jones, Watertown
Tom Hurlbert, Sioux Falls
Kay Jorgensen, Spearfish

Suneetha Kurra, Rapid City
Lindsey Meyers, Sioux Falls
Matthew Moen, Vermillion
Mike Mueller, Pierre
Tamara Pier, Rapid City
Matthew Rama, Pine Ridge
Tobias Uecker, Brookings